The Lewes Historical Society will host an exciting line-up of vendors, entertainment and activities for the Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, at its street grounds. Historic Shipcarpenter. Campus in Lewes.
The festival is a celebration of all things sea glass and features the wonderful coastal creations of nearly 60 artisans who represent the best of the Atlantic coast, from New Hampshire to Florida.
The event will also include fun and informative activities for children of all ages. Richard LaMotte, author of the books “Pure Sea Glass, Discovering Nature’s Vanishing Gems” and “The Lure of Sea Glass,” will be on hand from 1-4 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of his books and offer glass shard identification . Corrine Litzenberg, author of the children’s book “S is for Sea Glass,” will oversee kids’ corner activities that include Native American jingle shells and a make-it-yourself Cape Henlopen Lighthouse notecard.
Sea glass collector extraordinaire Stu Jacobs will display some of his treasured finds in the historic Burton-Ingram House, along with examples of antique glassware.
Throughout the weekend, the air will be filled with the sound of live music. Duo Different will kick off the weekend’s entertainment at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with a variety of music from Celtic to bluegrass, followed by the cool sounds of Jazzmen from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday morning at 9:30 am The Lewesers will take the stage with a folk and bluegrass touch. Rounding out the festivities at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sandy and Stevie D perform a selection of Motown and rock classics.
The Smash ‘n’ Dash food truck will be on hand with a selection of classic Fair Food, including cheeseburgers, all-beef hot dogs, chicken tenderloins, boardwalk fries and more. Carmella’s of Scranton will offer you its famous cannoli and Italian pastries.
More information can be found at historiclewes.org.